Alex Qin is the founder and lead teacher of the Code Cooperative. She is a Brooklyn based software engineer and educator. She cares deeply about access to computer science education and about leveraging technology to create positive social change. She is the Director of Technology at Gakko, a global education organization that builds spaces, experiences, & tools to reclaim the magic of learning, and recently opened Gakko NYC, a school for the coders and musicians of tomorrow. Prior to joining Gakko, she was the Web Engineering Team Lead at Skillshare and the Curriculum Director at Coalition for Queens. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from New York University.
Gaby Marraro is the COO and teacher at the Code Cooperative. She is a self-taught programmer who rediscovered her love for learning through coding. She is currently an instructor at The Coding Space, and has led introductory coding workshops for incarcerated women on Rikers Island. Using her background in psychology, education, and crisis response, she is passionate about creating the intersection between coding and humanist values. She is working towards a B.A. in Psychology at Barnard College.